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Project Construction Project Manager

Mars, Pennsylvania, 16046, United States
October 14, 2016

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Joel Patrick Schaum

*** ********* *****, ***** ******, PA 16046



Hands on experience in construction from Journeyman level thru CM/Project Manager

Strong Balanced Leadership and Supervisory skills

Large Scale $1 Billion projects to Smaller Scale $1-$2 Million projects

Proven management experience with multiple simultaneous projects

Excellent safety record

Subcontract Negotiation and Management

Computer skills: Word, Excel, XP, Windows OS, and ability to edit/utilize Multiple Scheduling Formats

Vast knowledge of current industrial work practices including OSHA/MSHA regulations

Working knowledge of, and experience with Six Sigma and Lean Construction Practices


Finance 2003

University of Pittsburgh


Walbridge 2015-Present


• Cost and Productivity Tracking

• Design Build Management

• Change Management and Documentation

• Daily/Weekly/Monthly Labor and Cost Forecasts

• Job and Project Buyout

• Subcontract Negotiation and Management

• Develop Scope for work to be performed

• Bid Work Scope for Specialty Projects

Amec Foster Wheeler 2014-2015

Construction Manager/Project Manager

• CM during Engineering Phase thru Construction and Startup

• Daily Operations

• Outage/Shutdown Scheduling

• Budget Planning and Allocation

• Cost Control

• Planning and Scheduling of Man Power and Resources to Accurately Reflect Changes in Scope and/or Conditions

• Labor Coordination

• Manpower and Cost Forecasting

• Manpower and Cost Tracking

Walbridge 2012-2014

CM/Site Manager/Project Superintendent

• Construction Management - Engineering Services through Construction Completion on Turn Key Projects

• Bid and Proposal Approval

• Budget Approval and Tracking

• Daily/Weekly/Monthly Labor and Cost Forecasts

Southern Company 2012

Construction Coordinator

Largest project in Mississippi

Three billion dollar plus price tag

Over 4000 craft workers consisting of thirty plus separate contractors

The project area of coordination assigned to me included 500 of a six tier of process including pipe rack, storage vessels and associated pumps, dryers, and heaters

Daily management of change involving work conditions and labor relations Kiewit-TIC 2008-2012

Construction Manager

Supervised multiple crafts and subcontractors

Peak Manpower Direct Supervision of six General Foreman, eighteen Foreman, and associated multi-trade Craft Workers ranging from four-ten men per crew

Functioned as Construction Manager for second shift of a one billion dollar plus project

Excellent safety record; one first aid in previous twelve months

Developed, utilized, and supervised specialty lift plans and lifts using multiple cranes and critical lifts

Experience supervising daily use of multiple hydraulic and friction type cranes

Managed a project changeover from lump sum to time and material

Opened and maintained clear lines of communication with the client

Developed relationships with the client which positively impacted work/price conditions

Attended multiple NCCER and inter-company management training sessions

Attended specialized weeklong intensive QA/QC training focusing on piping and mechanical quality requirements

Active member of CURT (Construction Users Round Table)

Thorough knowledge of current HR practices and employee management strategies

Experience calling, managing, and participating in large coordination meetings CCC Group Inc. 2002-2008

General Foreman-Superintendent

Multi craft supervision

Worked on medium scale industrial projects (five to forty million dollars) in seven states

Maintained excellent career safety record

Supervised multiple shutdowns

Flown in to several projects for damage control

Supervised several short term outages at Kennecott and Intrepid Potash mines across two states

Developed long term relationships with clients which lead to additional projects

Oversaw document control on a behind schedule EPA mandated upgrade project

Worked with Primavera Schedulers and developed skills to properly utilize and edit/interpret large scale project schedules


Active Member CURT

OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certifications

Current knowledge of ISO 14001

Lean Construction and Lean Practice Certified

Project Highlight List

US Gypsum, Plaster City Operations

Modernization and Upgrade

Kennecott-RIO-TINTO, Salt Lake City Utah

BFU, MAP, Moly, Wash Screen Project, Ball Mill Retrofits, Sampler Install, Smelter Shutdowns, Refinery Shutdowns, Co-Gen Project, Miscellaneous Tailings and Mine Work

Intrepid Potash, Carlsbad NM

New Unit, Expansion, Upgrade, Modernization

Intrepid Potash, Wendover, Utah

Upgrade, Shutdowns, Modernization

Formosa Plastics, Port Lavaca-Point Comfort TX

New Units, Shutdowns, Expansion

Westmoreland Coal, Kemmerer WY

Modernization, Upgrade

Chevron, Kemmerer WY

Shutdown, Crusher Install, Modernization

Chevron, El Segundo (Los Angeles) CA

Shutdowns, New Units, Upgrades

Plant Scherer Southern Company Juliette GA

EPA Upgrade, Scrubbers, FGD Install and Upgrade

Kemper County IGCC Southern Company Meridian MS

New Construction

Hess Tioga Operations Tioga ND

New Construction Refinery

ND Utility- Williston ND

3 Unit Combined Cycle New Construction

Black Hills Power Cheyenne WY

New Construction 3 unit Combined Cycle

General Mills-Yoplait

Upgrade and Modernization, Murfreesboro TN

General Mills-Cereal

Upgrade and Expansion, Albuquerque NM

References and Complete Job list are available upon request

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